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Bill Owen (William John Owen Rowbotham)

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Biography

Acton, Middlesex, England, UK
This Britisher was born of humble, working class beginnings and became well-known for playing the same kind of blokes on both film and TV. Born William Rowbotham, he was the son of a tram driver and laundress. He knew early on that entertaining was the life for him. He worked in odd jobs as a printer's apprentice and band vocalist to make do and, when he became of legal age, started playing drums in London nightclubs and toured music halls with his own cabaret act to pay for acting classes. Read more...

Actor

Character: 'Nobby' Clarke

The Way to the Stars 1945

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Character: Joe Jugg

Trottie True 1949

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Character: Dusty Grey

Not So Dusty 1956

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Character: Supt. Barlow / Insp. Carding

O Lucky Man! 1973

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Character: T.V. Announcer #2

The Handmaid's Tale 1990

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Character: N.C.O. Instructor

Carve Her Name with Pride 1958

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Character: Dad

Scene 1968

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